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From Alt.Latino, With Love: A Valentine's Day Extravaganza
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If you can't find pennette, use the small bulging crescents that are chifferi, or regular elbow macaroni, instead. Courtesy Random House hide caption

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An Italian-Inspired Valentine's Feast From 'Nigellissima'
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Ken And Barbie Update Their Status
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Love Doesn't Have To Hurt
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Three Racy Reads For A Sexier Valentine's Day
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Nigella's Do-It-Yourself Valentine's Dinner Date
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Lesbian and gay lovers have new options for Valentine's Day cards, thanks to the California company A Little To The Left. A Little To The Left hide caption

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Greeting Cards That Celebrate A Rainbow Of Loves
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Illustrator Sophie Blackall drew the picture of two strangers sharing a bear suit from a "Missed Connections" ad posted on Craigslist in New York. Sophie Blackall hide caption

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This Valentine's Day, A Sweet Look At Almost Love
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Cartoonist Sees Bad Relationships In A Funny Way
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Pump On: A 'Sublime' Biography Of The Human Heart
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A family enjoys a dip in the "chocolate spa" at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort in Hakone, 60 miles west of Tokyo. Each year, the Yunessun offers the special spa to mark Valentine's Day. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Whirlpool Of Passion For Valentine's Day In Japan
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Valentines, Schmalentines: Songs Of Love And Other Ailments
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